Bassjump will fill your generally empty life with absolute auditory pleasure, also, very well designed!
21 November 2014
Summary: I have been lusting to purchase one of these since I had my first white macbook many years back and finally got one as Amazon started selling them (I'm an international customer). Had a bug caused by chrome and HTML5 videos earlier on, but they released the drivers in a very short duration (top class support and quick updates). Has some short latency (no scientific measurement, but its perceptible) when playing html5 vids on chrome.
Summary: I use this with my Macbook Pro 13' with retina display. It's very easy to setup, and the sound quality improvement is immediate. Although I found that if I'm recording the screen using ScreenFlow, for example, I have to manually switch the sound output to the internal speaker or headphones in order to capture the sound. But all in all, a great product! I do wish it could be cheaper though.
I was so disappointed in the sound when I plugged it in
17 July 2014
Summary: I was so excited when I ordered this. I was so disappointed in the sound when I plugged it in, thinking it would add a nice bass sound to my Mac monitor. But, all I get is a wimpy bass sound. It does not act as a bass enhancer at all. It is well-made, very durable, uses a USB input on your computer or monitor. I have other Twelve South products that I love, but this is not one of them.
Summary: Big enough difference in the sound quality that not using it, seems like something is missing. If you use the built-in speakers of your Macbook, get this and enhance the enjoyment of whatever it is, you're listening to.
Summary: This unit is best suited for a single user in a relatively quite environment. In other words you're not going to entertain 3 or more people with "theater-like" sound. However, it does add the needed depth for a "fuller bodied" sound. I found that the best performance is gained by placing the speaker directly behind the laptop about 2 - 3 inches away from the cover. Also, be face the display directly about 2 feet away for best effect.